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Old 05-11-14, 06:53 PM   #7001
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@hairnet congratulations! thats an amazing experience I'm sure. What bike did you use?
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Old 05-11-14, 08:37 PM   #7002
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thanks! We finished two hours ago and are heading home in a friend's van. It was one hell of a ride. During the final twenty miles to the last checkpoint, before dawn, we were going along the coast and Milkyway was visible above. After dawn, twenty miles to the finish, I caught sight of some whales, the Channel Islands were clear in the distance, and then we saw a ghost bike I don't feel like a zombie like I did last year

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Good stuff! hairnet.

I went to the race in downtown Sacto today. I stood for three hours in the baking sun at 20m to go, my head was sticking over the rail in the course whilst almost catching a mouth full of handle bars. It was sweet. Stage 2 is 5 miles away from my house should be equally as fun.

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Old 05-11-14, 08:45 PM   #7003
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Congrats @hairnet

Today I rode the puch.
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Old 05-11-14, 08:47 PM   #7004
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thanks! We finished two hours ago and are heading home in a friend's van. It was one hell of a ride. During the final twenty miles to the last checkpoint, before dawn, we were going along the coast and Milkyway was visible above. After dawn, twenty miles to the finish, I caught sight of some whales, the Channel Islands were clear in the distance, and then we saw a ghost bike I don't feel like a zombie like I did last year
Chapeau!! Sounds like an incredible experience.
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Old 05-11-14, 09:03 PM   #7005
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Today was the first time in my life I ever raced a bicycle. I didn't get last and I didn't crash, so overall it was a win. I mostly just hung back and just watched things play out, next week I'll try to get podium.
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Old 05-12-14, 12:36 PM   #7006
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Going to stage 2 TT now. I'll take some pics and upload later.
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I had a job interview at a new place doing something I'll love; and I quit my job.

If I was younger, I'd say I was stoked or something along those lines.
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Going to stage 2 TT now. I'll take some pics and upload later.
Fun. I have free time to make it out to the 6th and 7th stages. I might just do the 7th because I can ride/transit to the course.
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I had Monday off randomly so I did a bunch of random drugs.

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Today was the first time in my life I ever raced a bicycle. I didn't get last and I didn't crash, so overall it was a win. I mostly just hung back and just watched things play out, next week I'll try to get podium.
big +1 here, especially to sentence two.
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Today I put in 66 miles.
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Today I learned to rollerz no hands. Didn't crash.
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Today I learned that if you listen to "Sweet Child O' Mine" as soon as you wake up, it's basically impossible to have a bad day.
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I got really angry at cheap crappy bike stuff we have more than enough of and broke down some boxes and then biked home to some reggae, ska and Black Sabbath.
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Old 05-14-14, 12:25 AM   #7018
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Went out to the start of the Amgen TOC stage today with @Jaytron. First time at a pro race. Pretty sweet. It was pretty hot out tho (95-100 deg)
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Today I came to terms with the fact that hot weather is just not my jam. I'd rather it was 70 and cloudy, than this bull**** 90 degrees of sweat and scorching sunburn during a simple 25 minute walk to get lunch. I seriously have loved SF for the last 8 years, but a move back to Portland may be in order sooner rather than later, and I'm finally completely OK with that.
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Today I learned that if you listen to "Sweet Child O' Mine" as soon as you wake up, it's basically impossible to have a bad day.
I guarantee this would have the opposite effect on me.
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Sorry, it only works if you're not dead inside.
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I guarantee this would have the opposite effect on me.
agreed, i really cant stand gnr and especially axle foley

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agreed, i really cant stand gnr and especially axle foley

hes got such a punch me face
You mean Axle Rose. Axle Foley is a boss.
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